Shannon Plumb (Towheads) Talks with Azazel Jacobs (The Lovers) for the Talkhouse Podcast

Two of the most distinctive voices in indie cinema share a bed and a chat from NYC's Ludlow Hotel.

On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, friends, filmmakers and fellow humanists Shannon Plumb and Azazel Jacobs get up close and personal. Sat on bed in a room at the Lower East Side’s Ludlow Hotel, the pair share a unique rapport that translates to their fascination with the human condition and the deeper understanding of human beings that informs their work. The freewheeling conversation includes how Jacobs tapped into his comedic side for his new film The Lovers, starring Debra Winger and Tracy Letts, and then transcends space and time, delving into Lenny Bruce, the Clash and the possible existence of space babies. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at Subscribe now on iTunes or Stitcher to stay in the loop about future Talkhouse Podcasts.

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The music featured in the podcast is as follows:
1. Intro / outro underscore: “Plastic Man vs. the Giant Red Phase of the Sun” – Iced Ink

Episode recorded and mixed by Mark Yoshizumi; the Talkhouse podcast producer is Elia Einhorn.

Shannon Plumb has shot over 200 short films, which have been exhibited in museums, galleries, and on international screens. She started by shooting herself as various characters, acting out three-minute situations using humor and silence as her vehicles for storytelling. In 2013, her first feature film, Towheads, premiered at MoMA as part of New Directors / New Films. You can see her short films at and Towheads is available on Netflix and iTunes. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, director Derek Cianfrance, and their two sons.